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Sao Bento Monastery (Mosteiro de Sao Bento) Tours

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Sao Bento Monastery (Mosteiro de Sao Bento)
Unassuming from the outside, the simple facade of downtown Rio de Janeiro’s Sao Bento Monastery (Mosteiro de Sao Bento) belies its richly decorated and gold leaf-gilded baroque interiors. Built in 1671, it is one of Brazil’s most important monuments of colonial art. Among its treasures are a filigreed altar and rococo wooden carvings.
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive, full-day tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.50
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$74.50
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Special Tour in Rio: São Bento Monastery, Santa Teresa and Ipanema's Hippie Fair

Special Tour in Rio: São Bento Monastery, Santa Teresa and Ipanema's Hippie Fair

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Stray from the beaten path and visit some of Rio de Janeiro’s alternative tourists attractions on a 4-hour tour of the São Bento Monastery and the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Ideal for travellers who have ticked off Rio’s main sites already, the tour’s itinerary includes the São Bento Monastery, a gorgeous example of 16th-century Roman Catholic architecture, and the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, replete with haphazard houses and decorated stairways. Visit, too, the Feira Hippie de Ipanema, a market brimming with fabrics, handbags, souvenirs, and Brazilian street food.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.50
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$54.50
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Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Pass by Copacabana Beach, the exclusive and trendy Ipanema Beach beach, and Guanabara Palace. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, then eat lunch before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.50
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$76.50
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.99
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$59.99
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Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

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Get a comprehensive whirlwind tour of Rio's downtown in just a few hours. With your guide, learn about the city's culture and history through visits to landmarks such as the The São Bento Monastery, the Sambadromo, Maracanã Stadium, and others. Round-trip transportation from Zona Sul hotels included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.50
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$34.50
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.50
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$165.50
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Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

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See the best of Rio de Janeiro without having to worry about advance planning on a shore excursion that reveals the best of the Marvelous City. Ideal for time-pressed travelers, this hassle-free package transports you between sights in air-conditioned comfort and includes admission tickets for two top attractions.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

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This short but sight-filled tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro is for travelers who want to see major cultural attractions in the city in one tour. In just a few hours see the baroque Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, visit the Modern Art Museum, climb the tiled Selaron staircase, see the Sambadrome where Rio's Carnival celebrations take place, visit the Maracanã soccer stadium, and experience much, much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.50
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$45.50
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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour + Experience

Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour + Experience

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Pay a morning visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the art deco statue atop Corcovado mountain. Be treated to a panorama of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay, then continue your sightseeing in downtown Rio by subway and walk through the city with your knowledgeable guide who points out key monuments. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central meeting point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.06
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$11.06

Custom Private City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Custom Private City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Discover the city of Rio like a local, or “Carioca,” on a customizable city tour. Choose your itinerary with your guide and see the attractions that are of most interest to you like the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the Selaron staircase and much more. This tour is great for first-time visitors who want to experience the real Rio de Janeiro and get insider tips.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
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Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour private tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Customize your itinerary to reflect your interests and enjoy informative commentary and personal attention from your guide along the way. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that fits up to 4 passengers. Round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

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Experience Rio de Janeiro on a private, full-day tour with a licensed guide. Choose to explore with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide for more personal attention and local insights. Customize your own itinerary, see the sights that interest you most, and uncover local secrets and see little-known gems with your guide like the Chinese View and Santa Teresa.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.41
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$205.41
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Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

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This stroll will give you an excellent overview of the Historic Center of Rio, which combines Baroque churches, colonial buildings and modern buildings as it is also the business center of Rio. The visit is made on foot at your own pace and ends with a lunch on Cinelandia square included in the service.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.30
Price varies by group size
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$109.30
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
Price varies by group size
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$63.00
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Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

We take you on a journey through time. If you enjoy history and culture, this is the perfect tour for you. In this half-day tour, we will visit the Cinelandia Square, a place surrounded by the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipality Chamber of Rio. We will also visit the Praça XV, a place surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, the Paço Imperial and Arco dos Teles. We will go through the Arco dos Teles to go to the CCBB and reach the Mosteiro de São Bento.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day Options

Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day Options

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Be one of the day’s first visitors to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado; a morning arrival offers mesmerizing views over Rio de Janeiro without the crowds. This guided tour is all about options: upgrade to include a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain or continue your tour in the afternoon to city landmarks such as the Sambadrome, Selarón Steps, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. All admission tickets are extra.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.50
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$52.50
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Private Tour - Historic Rio Walk - For 1-6 PAX - Downtown on foot

Private Tour - Historic Rio Walk - For 1-6 PAX - Downtown on foot

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The walking tour through the city center passes through the main historical points of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This tour works well on weekdays. Our meeting is in Cinelândia, we pass through Largo da Carioca, Santo Antônio Complex, Tiradentes Square, Portuguese Reading Office, Colombo Confectionery, XV Square, CCBB, Candelária Church, São Bento Monastery and we finish at Praça Mauá, Tomorrow, tourists can visit if they want. This is a walk of approximately 5 km, which we do at your own pace, stopping whenever you find it interesting or necessary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.17
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$162.17
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Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)

Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)

Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen. Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience. Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides. *We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$385.14
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$385.14
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Rio Photo Tours - Full Day Customised Private Tour (8 hours)

Rio Photo Tours - Full Day Customised Private Tour (8 hours)

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Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen. Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience. Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides. *We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$577.71
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$577.71
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Historical downtown Rio Tour by trip in Rio

Historical downtown Rio Tour by trip in Rio

The historic tour through downtown Rio de Janeiro has cultural content, walking through important areas in our history. Learn about the colonial period and about historical changes in the architecture, customs and values ​​of this beautiful and wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro. We will start at Largo da Carioca, observing and visiting the churches of Santo Antônio and São Francisco da Penitência (optional). We continue to the Colombian confectionery, the most beautiful and traditional cafeteria in the river, learning about its history and importance. Praça XV is also an important icon of great facts, such as the arrival of D. João XV and reading of the golden law that freed slaves on May 13, 1888. We continue to the Olympic Boulervard where we will visit the museum of tomorrow.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.74
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Carioca day

Carioca day

This is your personalized tour. A true a la carte excursion. An excursion tailored to the client's wishes for which I will tailor the itinerary accordingly. Ideal for seasoned travelers who want to customize their tour. Tour price valid for 6 hours and for 1 up to 4 passengers. Above this number upon request. Includes: - Local Guide - Transportation by air-conditioned premium car - Tolls and parking fees - Fuel Surcharge All our private tours will take you to the most emblematic places of Rio de Janeiro: from the historic center and its cultural monuments to the rainforests and the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. You will be accompanied by me as an Embratur certified professional guide who speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. During the trip, I will share with you curiosities, local myths and essential information to discover each place in the wonderful city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$590.28
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Historic River Walking Tour

Historic River Walking Tour

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Rio de Janeiro's history and architecture mix on this tour, with a detailed description of the places that will make you fall in love with another facet of this city. All this with the ease of transportation in an air-conditioned SUV and accompanied by your driver-driver in places where walking is required.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Get to know Rio through its architecture

Get to know Rio through its architecture

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This is an observation experience of the architectural evolution of Rio for over 100 years. Our 1st stop is a viewpoint on the rooftop of the "Museu de Arte do Rio" where we will talk about the history of Brazil. Then we'll start our walking by the Mauá Square. This Square is one of the regions with the greatest architectural variety in the city. After this, we will walk towards Cinelândia, a walk of approximately 2km, visiting buildings and discovering old 18th century churches hidden behind huge modern buildings! Cinelândia is another square full of historical examples of Brazilian architecture. It holds 5 of the 10 original buildings that remain from the opening of Rio Branco's Avenue in 1905. We'll explore their facades, their details and our last stop will be the Federal Justice Cultural Center. This building preserves an original court room from the beggining of the 20th century.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.71
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$13.71

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